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Bra for women who had a mastectomy

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-15 11:40

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Stella noticed that typical post-mastectomy bras look more utilitarian than attractive, so she took it upon herself to change the notion of what post-surgery wear looks like. Her new Louise Bra, named for her mother's middle name, is pink, frilly and, above all, feminine.

"We wanted to bring something feminine and beautiful into a bra that is taboo. There are so many different emotions attached to the tragic realities of having had a double mastectomy, many cultures are unaccepting and terrible things happen to women both physically and emotionally. And we just wanted to make something that allows women undergoing this to have something to be proud of, something with no shame attached. We wanted women to know that you can still be feminine, have your sensuality, have all of the things that are attached to being a woman and that part of your body can still feel beautiful on the outside, as well as the inside," said McCartney in a press release.

While beautiful in design, the bra also provides the same functionality and comfort that mastectomy surgery requires like compression, deep sides, a wide underband and a zipper front to help with accessibility.

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More info: http://www.stellamccartney.com/

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Stella McCartney, born in 1971, in UK, is a fashion designer who lost his mother Linda to breast cancer, in 1998. The designer created a bra to help women who've undergone mastectomy feel just as feminine and beautiful as they've always have.

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